A difficult match again for the Wednesday netball nights team against a fierce Titans team fielding a strong defensive unit. The girls gave it their all but final score a loss 15-26.
The West Yorkshire Senior team put Coach Jo Hodgkiss through the wringer with the tense, tight battle against Wakefield Wildcats eventual score, a win by one 38-37. Great to see Rosie Harris back on court in a Leeds Athletic dress.
The Prem team travelled south to Winchester early on Sunday morning to play Western Park Blades. A tight game resulting in a precious win 55-54.
At home the Northern girls faced Sheffield Stormers and won by almost double score 66-34. Successful tactics resulted in this very pleasing win.
At the EIS the Senior Regional team took three U16s to take on Harrogate Phoenix. An emerging team with a mix of experience and U16s too, a fabulous win 46-28 although it was a tougher match than the score suggests.
With coach Chloe away with Prem and Coach Lisa on a coaching course our U14As worked hard and demonstrated some skill for Maggie who stepped in to the brink. Playing YMCA they kept the scoreboard ticking over at quite a rate final score 40-8.
The U14Bs took on Birkenshaw Belles super result to Leeds 22-14.
The U12As beat YMCA 1, who were second in the league to what has to be the score of the day, 48-6 with tremendous performances all round.
Our U12Bs had a toughy this week up against Huddersfield Giants 1 but they produced a 20-16 win, what a truly brilliant result.
The U12C team (really U11A) also had a difficult encounter against a strong Wakefield Wildcats 1 side but taking the win 16-14 in a hard fought match.
U12D (really U11B) playing in the second division of the U12 league were struggling at half time to Wakefield Wildcats 2 however a strong second half brought them to an 8-9 loss but oh so close
At our most successful AGM so far there was a healthy turn out. An annual report was followed by a financial account and discussions took place about a variety of topics CAPS, Prem, U11 support to name a few.
All vacant posts were filled including that of Chair following the retirement of Mariana Pexton. Jo Whiteley was proposed and seconded as Chair, Jo hopes amongst other things to take responsibility for social media in the club.
Many thanks to all who attended and especially for signing up to a new role on the committee.
The meeting minutes will be available next week.
AUSTRALIA TOUR 2021
💛💚EXCITING NEWS!💛💚The next Leeds Athletic tour to Australia has been announced following a most successful trip in 2018 to the Gold Coast. It will be available for U20, U18 and U16s at the time of travel in summer 2021. If you are considering going ask an athlete who went last year and they will tell you what a ball they had. Surfing at Surfers Paradise, speed boating in Sydney Harbour, climb up the Sydney Harbour bridge, cycling, staying at the home of Australian netball, The Australian Institute of Sport and of course loads of netball and top quality coaching from famous names. Get saving up!!
LANCY has already got his bag packed. 🦒💙🖤 🧳
Many of our girls were involved in Leeds Rhinos v Manchester Thunder on Saturday at the EIS. A tough fixture for the U19 NPL squad, U17 Elite squad, Futures and U15 competition squad. A big well done to all those who participated.
TRACEY NEVILLE DINNER
Remember to buy tickets for the Tracey Neville dinner it will be an awesome night.
Here is a message from the West Yorkshire Senior Committee.
Just a reminder about etiquette when using the netball venues. We have been asked to raise the the following points with all teams and umpires:
- Please remember that all venues are non-smoking venues. For all school based venues in particular, remember that smoking is only permitted outside of venue grounds, not in the car park or outside the building.
- Please also make sure you are not using the staff toilets at Halifax Grammar School, as this has been raised as a specific issue by the caretaker there.
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